Expression Interrupted

Journalists and academics bear the brunt of the massive crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey. Scores of them are currently subject to criminal investigations or behind bars. This website is dedicated to tracking the legal process against them.



ANALYSIS | Crackdown on filming at protests: No one can be criminalized for exercising their rights

The police circular is clearly unconstitutional as it aims to reduce accountability of public officials and to censor t...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 293

Prosecutor appeals Bülent Şık’s acquittal; journalist İsmail Çoban sentenced over newspaper clippings; journalis...

Expression Interrupted releases first Freedom of Expression and the Press Agenda report

According to the report, during the first 4 months of 2021, 213 journalists stood trial; 20 journalists were sentenced ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 297

Prosecutor seeks conviction for four journalists in “Taraf trial”; Abdurrahman Gök’s trial resumes; Alican Uluda...

Top court issues pilot judgment on access blocking decisions

Ruling that access bans violated freedom of expression, freedom of the press and the right to an effective remedy, the ...

Journalism Under Attack: Our new documentary now on air

Journalists and representatives from professional organizations recount how police brutality affects journalists in Tur...

ANALYSIS | Violence against journalists during news coverage in light of top court judgments

Violence against journalists is aimed both at preventing incidents from becoming public and silencing the public and al...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 328

Journalist dismissed for reporting on university student’s death by suicide; prosecutors request sentence for writer ...

Ahmet Altan

Novelist and former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspape...

Şahin Alpay

Political scientist, columnist for shuttered Zaman newspape...

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